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The Great Pumpkin

We all have heard of the Great Pumpkin.  I can see Linus, now, sitting in the pumpkin patch holding his sign that reads, “Welcome Great Pumpkin.”

I love this time of the year.  Cooler temps, bright orange, yellow and red leaves adorning the trees, and of course, great pumpkins.

Did you know that a real pumpkin can have a shelf life up to 4 months?  Did you know it is full of vitamins and minerals that we should take advantage of…… like B6?  How about this…… did you know that you can make soup from a pumpkin?  I didn’t.  I am going to try this!

Outside of pies and bread, pumpkins brings such joy.  We decorate and decoupage pumpkins.  We cut and carve.  We add lights and candles.  Pure joy.  When I see pumpkins  I revisit my childhood.  Mom selecting the best pumpkins and sitting them out on our front porch.  Of course, the fond memory quickly becomes a chuckle of revisiting Daddy chasing the “neighborhood punk” down the street screaming, “That was my pumpkin pie you stole!”  Yep, the pumpkins stolen right from our porch on Halloween night.  Daddy mourned the smashed remains on the street the next morning.  Mom always went out and purchased another pumpkin just for Daddy’s pie.

Sometimes, I look at the pumpkins with a bit of sadness.  My kids are practically grown and somehow the trip to the pumpkin patch seems to not be quite the seasonal adventure.  To remember, my daughter running between pumpkins and my son riding in a wagon full of orange goodness brings a quiet sigh from this mother.  All I can hope for now is that when the time comes for grandkids, my children will make those memories to pine after once their wee ones grow up.

All those memories and the sweet goodness of a pumpkin  makes me want to dust off the recipe box and make a loaf or two of pumpkin bread.

God Bless[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:16]


Pumpkin Bread

It that time of the year!!  Time for pumpkin bread!!  Yesterday, I cooked down  one of my many pumpkins.  I lucked into finding them on sale for a buck each!  And with today’s economy…… that was a bargain!

I used to boil the pumpkins down.  Not anymore.  A friend explained that baking the pumpkins were so much easier.  And that is soooo true!  Now I just cut off the stem part, cut it in two, and clean it out.  I bake them on a cookie sheet (cut side down) for an hour at 375 degrees.

Once they are cooled down I can peel off the skin and mash the meat of the pumpkin…… it will look like this:

Now it is time to make the good old pumpkin bread.  I have mine in the oven right now.  Oh…. the house smells heavenly!!

I found this recipe in my “Taste of Tanako” cookbook.  Tanako is a local church camp.  It is very yummy and easy to make.

On a side note….. ever seen a blue egg?  I purchase my eggs from our Humane Society.  Anyway, they now have some Araucanas chickens and are selling blue eggs.  They are almost too pretty to eat!

Anyway, I hope you find the time to make some yummy pumpkin bread.  My mouth is watering right now smelling them bake!  I’ve got 30 more minutes until they are done!!


Today’s list…..

1.  pumpkins

2. recipe books

3.  cooler temperatures

4.  fall

5.  spices

6.  baking pumpkin bread

7.  Bible studies

8.  discussions on Bible truths

9.  left overs for lunch

10.  the delicious smell of pumpkin bread

Enjoy your Wednesday.   God bless…… and happy baking!!

Pumpkin Bread

My dear sweet friend, Kimberly, famous for her pumpkin roll, came to my latest speaking engagement.  She is just the sweetest thing!!  She hands me a bag and I knew instantly what was in it!  I rushed home afterwards and tore into the bag.  Ahhhh, pumpkin roll….. wait!  Where’s the cream cheese middle?  Where’s the roll??

Please don’t think I was disappointed by all means!!  I was thrilled to have something home baked by my dear friend.  I just thought it was her traditional….. ahem…. the pumpkin roll I am addicted to!!  Literally, I would attack any teacher, student or office staff in our middle school who would dare take a bite of the coveted pumpkin roll.  Many a students’ hands were slapped away from the confection!!

But anyway, the pumpkin roll may not have been the traditional happy dance roll, it was, however, YUMMY!!  In fact, I think it is like…. my new favorite!  I love pumpkin bread….. but the extra ingredient CHOCOLATE chunks…. OH MY WORD!!  Can I just say, “To die for!!”

Kimberly is one of my readers and I hope she will share HER recipe with us.  But in the meantime, I found one with the ingredients she listed (She is such a sweetie!  She listed the ingredients in case I was allergic!!  Now that is a true friend!!).

Hope you take a minute or two in the near future to try this yummy, pumpkin bread recipe.  And Kimberly if you would please, leave your recipe in a comment!  We would love your version….. cause I know it is YUMMO!!

Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Bread

2 cups flour

2 tsp.  CALUMET Baking Powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp.  salt

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp.  ground nutmeg

2 eggs

1 cup  mashed cooked fresh pumpkin

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup  firmly packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup  oil

6 squares BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, coarsely chopped

make it

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices until well blended; set aside. Beat eggs, pumpkin, sugars, milk and oil in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Stir in chopped chocolate.

POUR into greased 9×5-inch loaf pan.

BAKE 55 minutes to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Cut into 18 (1/2-inch thick) slices to serve.

Enjoy your Tasty Tuesday!!  God Bless…….